Data Protection and the GDPR (Advanced) Course

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 2-3 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training

This Advanced Data Protection and the GDPR online training course is a comprehensive, step-by-step explanation of the purpose of the GDPR, the duties and obligations it places upon organisations and individuals that handle personal information, and the steps that need to be taken to comply with the GDPR.

The Data Protection training course incorporates guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, and identifies the key differences between the requirements of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) that it replaces.

In 2020-21, data breach costs reached the highest amount in the 17-year history, with the average cost of an incident in the UK rising by 8% to £3.36 million. A rapid shift to remote working is among the factors fuelling the rise in data breach costs.

Please note: Data Protection and the GDPR Level 2 training covers all the material in Level 1.

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Who is Data Protection and the GDPR training for?

The Advanced Data Protection and the GDPR online training course is suitable for all individuals who handle personal data or have access to it.

What are the learning outcomes for the GDPR Level 2 course?

At the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • The purpose and scope of the GDPR.
  • The difference between personal data and sensitive personal data.
  • How the GDPR protects personal data.
  • The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • The role and responsibilities of a data controller and a data processor.
  • The 7 principles for storing and processing personal data.
  • The 8 rights of data subjects.
  • When personal data is exempt or partially exempt from the GDPR.
  • Actions a data controller can take to comply with the GDPR

When do I get my Data Protection and the GDPR certificate?

GDPR Level 2 Certificate Example

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and the CPD Certification Service have accredited each course. Your certificate will include the CPD logo and therefore, you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Data Protection and the GDPR (Level 2) course cover?

The online course contains the following 9 topics:

1 – Background to the GDPR

The first topic describes the background to the GDPR. You will learn about why it is necessary to protect personal data. The topic also identifies where and when the GDPR applies.

2 – Transfers of personal data

The second topic explains why the GDPR applies globally and why there are restrictions on the transfer of data. You will also learn about the safeguards that must be in place before data can be transferred abroad.

3 – Personal data covered by the GDPR

The third topic describes the categories of personal data covered by the GDPR. You will learn about the difference between personal data and sensitive personal data. The topic also covers online identifiers, which are personal data in some circumstances.

4 – How personal data is protected by the GDPR

This topic outlines the purpose of the GDPR and identifies who is responsible for enforcing the GDPR. You will also learn about what information you must register with the ICO. The topic also defines some important terms – Data Controller, Data Processor and Data Subject.

5 – The 7 data protection principles

This topic describes the seven data protection principles of the GDPR.

6 – The 8 rights of data subjects

This topic outlines eight data subject rights with examples. You will also learn about what can happen when you ignore a data subject’s rights.

7 – Accountability and compliance

This topic describes some measures you can put in place to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR. You will learn about privacy by default and privacy by design. The topic also covers DPIAs, the role of the Data Protection Officer and the requirements of a contract between Data Controllers and Processors.

8 – Data breaches and the GDPR

This topic defines the concept of a personal data breach. You will also learn when to report breaches and who to report to.

9 – Exemptions and partial exemptions

In the final topic you will learn about the categories of data that are exempt or partially exempt under the GDPR. The topic also identifies what is meant by a derogation from the GDPR.


You can take the course assessment once you have viewed all the topics. The course creates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change on each attempt. This makes it suitable for both initial and refresher training.

You can try the assessment as often as you like. The feedback you get in the assessment means you will learn from any mistakes you make.

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